…says he joined because of the poor masses
Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi, has rationalized his decision for decamping to the relatively unknown Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), a platform where he hopes to realise his governorship ambition in the October 10, 2020 election. According to him, his decision was based on his quest to give hope to the poor masses.
Ajayi stated this on Friday in Akure when he was welcomed officially into the party by its Chairman, Mr Joseph Akinlaja.
Ajayi had earlier defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic (PDP), where he lost the party’s ticket to the party’s flag-bearer, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, SAN.
Ajayi later joined the ZLP and had just been welcomed to the party, hoping to become the flag-bearer of the party in the Oct. 10 governorship election.
“I do not depend on anybody. We depend on God, I will not shame you.
“We own this state together, I have come to join ZLP to give hope to the hopeless, to change the narrative and I have come with all my supporters,” he said.
Ajayi said plans to rig the coming election would not work, urging his supporters to defend their votes come Oct.10.
The deputy governor said he was humbled by the call to service by the people of the state and critical stakeholders to rescue the ship of the state from sinking further under Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
The Chairman of the Party, Mr Joseph Akinlaja, while welcoming Ajayi to the party, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to be fair in the conduct of the forthcoming gubernatorial election to avoid induced violence.
Akinlaja appealed to the youth not to allow themselves to be used as thugs, urging politicians to moderate their activities not to encourage violence in any form, saying, `lives of our people matter’. (NAN)